Lane Closure and Width Restrictions to Begin on F28 (Mehaffey Bridge Rd.) at Iowa River/Coralville Reservoir Bridge

Published March 26, 2015

Johnson County, Iowa – Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with stoplight control at the Mehaffey Bridge over the Iowa River/Coralville Reservoir in unincorporated Johnson County beginning Monday, March 30, 2015. A maximum vehicle width restriction of 9’-6" will be in place at the bridge location during this phase of the construction.

The road will remain open to traffic, but travelers should expect potentially lengthy traffic delays, especially during the morning and afternoon peak travel hours. The contractor hopes to complete this phase of construction in July. Please consider an alternate route or plan for additional travel time, and always be patient and drive defensively through work zones.

The project involves demolition of the nearly 50-year-old Mehaffey Bridge and completion of the vehicle-lane portion of the new Mehaffey Bridge deck. Construction of the sub- and super-structure of the bridge and trail portion of the new deck was completed over the past two years with minimal effect on traffic by using accelerated bridge construction techniques. Iowa Bridge and Culvert, LC of Washington, Iowa, is the prime contractor. The awarded contract price is $8,904,245.24.

Please go to the Road Construction Updates link on the Secondary Road Department page of for updates on this and future projects. Follow Secondary Roads on Twitter @JCSecondaryRoad.

[Press Release from Johnson County, Secondary Road Department.]

Release no. 15-024